3 Ways to Introduce Solar Energy Savings in Your Home Today

One local company is helping to dispel the idea that green energy has to cost more than our addictions to coal, gas and oil – and they mean business.

“The dramatic reduction in cost to consumers is evident in the shorter return on investment (ROI),” says Julian Smith, owner of SolarSmith Solar Power Integrators. “A solar energy generator can pay for itself in just a few years, making your ROI as much as 3 to 1.”

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), solar installation costs have dropped by more than 60% over the last 10 years, which has allowed the industry to grow rapidly around the globe.

“solar installation costs have dropped by more than 60% over the last 10 years.”

SEIA’s website also states that, “nearly 260,000 Americans work in solar – more than double the number in 2012 – at more than 9,000 companies in every U.S. state. By 2021, that number is expected to increase to more than 360,000 workers.”

Still need convincing that solar is the way to go? Let’s look at the numbers:


Example of a completed SolarSmith residential project. Courtesy of SolarSmith.

1. 3.5 KWH Grid Connected Photovoltaic System

How it works:

– This system produces 3.5 killowatts of power for each hour the sun is up on a clear day, and we generally get 5 hours of sun a day in the winter and 10 hours in the summer months in the lowcountry.

Why it’s a no brainer:

– The south is graced with 268 days of clear blue sky every year
– Could generate up to 5016 KWH per year from this 3.5 KWH system
– Installation only takes 1 business week

How much it costs:

– Will save you 30% on your electric bill
– Varies based on your needs – contact Julian today!


Example of a completed SolarSmith residential project. Courtesy of SolarSmith.

2. Solar Hot Water System

How it works:

– Put water in tubes out in the sun and circulate them into your home.

Why it’s a no brainer:

– Federal Tax Credits cover up to 30% of the cost to install
– There is no limit to the amount of hot what you can produce

How much it costs:

– Depends on the size of the system you want
– Prices start at $4,000; after-tax cost is less than $2,800
– Return on investment in 8 years!


Example of a completed SolarSmith residential project. Courtesy of SolarSmith.

3. Both!

Why it’s a no brainer:

– You get the greatest bang for your buck
– Using both systems, your water heaters electric demand is cut by 70%
– Reduction in demand and power creation is the key to reducing our demand for oil
– Julian can work with you to get your payments at around the same price as your normal monthly electric bill!


If you’ve been looking for a solar provider, or even if you just want a quote and someone to crunch the numbers, SolarSmith is the one help you complete your residential or commercial project, get off the grid – and save money!

And SolarSmith handles more than residential projects – they do commercial projects too.

The Solar Energy Industries Association has an annual Solar Means Business report that show that, “major U.S. corporations, including Target, Walmart and Apple are going solar at an incredible rate. The top 25 corporate solar users in America have installed nearly 1,100 MW of capacity at 2,000 different facilities across the country as of October 2016.”


Other Commercial Facts:

– The amount of solar installed at U.S. corporations and businesses is enough to offset 1.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year

– Commercial prices have fallen by 58% since 2012 and by 16% in the last year

*from SEIA


Start Your Solar Project:

Ready to start your own project now that you have all the facts? Call Julian Smith at 912-507-1487, email at julian@mysolarsmith.com, visit www.mysolarsmith.com or send a smoke signal in his general direction and he’ll get you a quote so you can get started – and get solar!